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Amazon, Walmart Online Orders Likely Delayed by China Lockdowns

Amazon Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Orders placed with global e-commerce platforms like Amazon and Walmart may be delayed by virus lockdowns and restrictions in some of China’s key manufacturing hubs, according to an industry body.

March 15, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

FourKites Unveils Initiative to Reduce Supply Chain Emissions

FourKites announced its Net Zero initiative to help companies achieve organizational goals to reduce supply chain emissions.

March 14, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Treating Sleep Apnea for Truck Drivers Remains a Thorny Issue

man sleeping during sleep apnea test Untreated sleep apnea can cause fatigue and poses risks to safety and driver health. (HireRight)

Researchers believe many truck drivers on U.S. highways have untreated sleep apnea, which remains a public safety danger and a serious driver health issue.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 14, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Container Freight Rates Set to Rise on More China Lockdowns

China A CMA CGM containership (right) sits anchored at the Yantian International Container Terminals. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

The number of containerships waiting off Qingdao, one of China’s biggest ports, is continuing to rise as the country doubles down on its COVID Zero policy, adding more delays to a strained global supply chain.

Kevin Varley and Ann Koh | Bloomberg News
March 14, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Alcoa Unveils Lighter Wheels, Covers

Nathalie Tessier Nathalie Tessier by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Alcoa Wheels introduced a new set of products designed to enhance performance and efficiency across the industry.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 10, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

New Jersey, Other States Expand Online Services for Heavy Trucks

Computer Charday Penn/Getty Images

Registering heavy trucks just got easier in New Jersey thanks to the state’s motor vehicle commission adding 17 vehicle types to its expanded online services.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
March 9, 2022
Equipment, Safety

Mock Trial Showcases Nuances of Tire-Related Accidents

Getty Image of truck tires 1933bkk/Getty Images

ORLANDO, Fla. — A mock trial to showcase what could happen after a tire-related traffic accident was conducted March 8 at the Technology & Maintenance Council 2022 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 9, 2022
Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Amazon Stops Sending Products to Russia

Amazon logo An Amazon logo appears on a delivery van. (Steven Senne/Associated Press)

Amazon .com Inc. says it has stopped shipping products sold on its retail website to customers based in Russia and cut off access to its video streaming service there.

Matt Day | Bloomberg News
March 9, 2022
Business, Technology, Safety

BMW Recalls Almost 1 Million Cars Over Engine-Fire Risk

BMW logo Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press

BMW AG recalled more than 917,000 cars in the U.S. — most of them for a second time — over an engine ventilation system that could overheat and increase the risk of fire.

Craig Trudell | Bloomberg News
March 9, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Goodyear Rolls Out New Line of EV-Ready Commercial Tires

Goodyear booth at TMC 2022 The Goodyear booth at TMC. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. premiered two new tires designed for the last-mile delivery sector, including one developed for electric vehicles.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
March 8, 2022